In 2010, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and the U.S. Forest Service organized a 90-day training program allowing veterans to explore careers that will help the transition back into civilian life easier. Such careers include wildfire containment where they learn about fire mitigation.
The program is called the Veterans Fire Corps, which was specifically designed for veterans interested in working in conservation-related fields and serves the Forest Service in an internship manner. A current VFC crew is operating in the area of Prescott, Arizona. Read more